Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 11: Spicy Maple Creme Halibut and Fennel Salad

The mandatory ingredients for episode 11 weren’t all that difficult – especially the main course.  Halibut, maple sandwich cookies, baby fennel and aji pepper paste.  I like halibut and I like maple, so why not create a sauce out of… Continue Reading

Trinity Taverna: Contemporary Greek Dining in the Beach Area

Trinity Taverna, Greek Restaurant, Beaches, Toronto, The Beach

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to have dinner at Trinity Taverna, a modern-style Greek restaurant located in the Beach(es) area of Toronto, courtesy of Faulhaber PR.  The restaurant is located in what was formerly known as  the… Continue Reading

A Four Course Tasting Menu at Scarpetta Toronto

For my birthday, my husband and I celebrated by having dinner at Scarpetta’s only non-US location.  Scarpetta, which means “little shoe” or that crusty piece of bread used to soak up sauce at the end of the meal is located… Continue Reading

Rainbow Trout with Pasta and Veggies in White Wine and Butter Sauce

Rainbow trout (also known as Steelhead trout) is a beautiful, tasty North American fish related to salmon. It is found in fresh water lakes and rivers, as well as in the Pacific Ocean. Unlike its farmed counterparts, wild-caught rainbow trout… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Solo: Treat Yourself to Salmon, Spinach and Bulgur

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and for those of us who’re staying in, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate, even if you don’t have a date!  Forget take-out or ice cream!  Love yourself and treat yourself… Continue Reading

Winterlicious 2012: January 27 to February 9

Once again, many of Toronto’s restaurants are participating in the twice-a-year culinary event of ___licious. Some 175 restaurants are participating and as usual, lunches will be $15, $25 and $35 and dinners are at $25, $35 and $45. In addition… Continue Reading

Hong Kong Pastries, Snacks and Other Delights

Because of British colonization, Hong Kong has developed a very interesting an unique type of cuisine that is separate from mainstream Cantonese fare.  The cha chaan teng, which I wrote about when this site was called Prospere Magazine is one… Continue Reading